From Staff Reports

Spring Hill split a pair of games on Friday at the Texas Basketball Championships State Tournament.

After a 71-55 loss to Burkburnett at Colleyville Heritage High School, the Panthers bounced back with a win in the nightcap, 68-62, over Ferris at Euless Trinity High School.

Spring Hill will take on Big Spring at 1 p.m. today at Grapevine Middle School and will return to Colleyville Heritage to take on Kennedale at 4 p.m.

Canton got off to a strong start in tournament play with a 51-36 win over Lorena on Friday afternoon at Grapevine Middle School.

The Eagles jumped out to a 17-6 lead after the first quarter and led 35-13 at halftime.

Canton will close pool play today against Burnet and Lufkin Hudson.

Hudson is also 1-0 in the pool following a 61-35 win over Burnet. The Hornets will play Lorena at 11 a.m. today before its matchup with Canton at 5 p.m.

Huntington dropped both of its games on Friday — 50-49 to Caddo Mills and 72-46 to Decatur.

In the small-school division, Martin’s Mill — the defending champion — got off to a 2-0 start. The Mustangs defeated Eula, 58-30. Martin’s Mill then won an All-East Texas battle with Neches, 52-33.

Neches also dropped a 52-50 decision to Texline on Friday.

Martin’s Mill will face Texline, Graford and Denton Calvary today, and Neches will take on Graford, Eula and Denton Calvary.

Tenaha rolled to an 82-40 win over Wolfe City in its lone game on Friday. The Tigers will play Slidell, Lipan and Borden County today. Slidell was the Class A champion in 2018-19.

Nacogdoches picked up a pair of wins on the opening day. The Dragons started Braswell, 68-52, and then took down Fort Worth Brewer, 60-57.

Nacogdoches will take on North Crowley (0-2) at 11 a.m. today.

Nacogdoches Central Heights picked up a 53-45 win over Leonard. The Blue Devils will face Holliday and Abernathy today.